Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Michele P. Godwin, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist in the District of Columbia and Virginia. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Clark Atlanta University in 1996 and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a minor in Child Clinical Psychology in August 2003 from Auburn University (Auburn, Alabama).  Since graduation, her practice has included conducting psychological assessment and therapy with individuals across the lifespan including work with school age children and adolescents and severely mentally ill adults. A majority of this work has been with high risk populations (e.g., juvenile sex offenders, Pre-trial Adult Forensics) and people who have experienced trauma (e.g., abuse/neglect etc.).

Dr. Godwin accepts appointments at our Virginia location.

 INTERNSHIP AND POST-DOCTORAL TRAINING: APA Accredited internship at William S. Hall Psychiatric Institute in Columbia, SC.   On internship, Dr. Godwin performed clinical and forensic services with children/adolescents, adult university clients, and veteran of varying diagnostic complexities to complete psychological assessments and therapy.  Her post-doctoral work was completed at Saint Elizabeths Hospital as a forensic resident prior to her assuming a permanent position at the facility.

SERVICES PROVIDED: Comprehensive Evaluations including, but not limited to, Psychoeducational, Clinical, Parental Screening Evaluations, and Competency assessments with juveniles and adults; Mental State at the Time of the Offense Evaluations; Therapy with children, adolescents, adults, Clinical/Forensic Consultation, Expert Witness; Trainings; Speaking Engagements.

EXPERTISE:

Severe Mental Illness (SMI) Executive Functioning
Intellectual Disability/LD Forensic Competency
Malingering Civil Commitment
Substance Abuse Mental State at the Time of the Offense
Depression Working with Forensic Populations
Anxiety Coping Skills
Complex Trauma Adjustment Disorders
Self-Esteem Anger Management
Women’s Issues Cultural Issues
Leadership Development Helping Families with SMI population